- Coordinate with your roommate(s) and discuss what items you can share (television, DVD player, gaming console, printer, etc.). NOTE: If you plan to bring a television, please check here for HSCN Digital TV Compatibility Information.
- Purchase gently used items for your room at the New2U tag sale during Move-In weekend.
- Bring a reusable water bottle to fill up at the hydration station in your residence hall!
Learn additional ways you can live sustainably on campus!
Remember, your space on campus will most likely be smaller than your room at home. Keep this in mind when packing.
UMASS has partnered with College Products to provide you with the option of renting or purchasing a MicroChill refrigerator/microwave. This combination appliance is a wonderful “GREEN” choice as it’s energy star rating is upward of 97 kWh lower than similar units available in big box stores.
Order by the Priority Deadline and the MicroChill will be in your room when you arrive for Move-In!
The UMass Amherst Residence Hall Association (RHA) has found a convenient and affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. Proceeds from this program go to the RHA and are used for programming in the residence halls at UMASS.
The Residence Hall Linens program has all your campus living needs, from extra-long twin sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items. Everything is guaranteed until graduation, and there's free shipping for all Value Pak orders. Placing your order early is recommended for the best color and pattern choices. You can also have them shipped directly to campus so they will be ready for pickup from your Residential Service Desk when you arrive for Move-In!
Items that may be used in common areas only (kitchenettes):
Electric frying pans
To maintain the safety of the residence halls for all students, the following items that may be a fire hazard or other hazard are not permitted:
Electric cooking grills
Facsimiles of weapons
Firearms or lethal weapons of any sort
Fireworks or explosives
Gasoline or other flammable liquids
Highly combustible material
Hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters, and hands-free segways
Lighted smoking materials
Octopus lamps (with multiple plastic shades/covers)
Open flame appliances
Pellet or BB guns
Pets (except for fish in 10-gallons or less tanks)
Prescription medication not in your name
Pyrotechnic devices and smoke machines
Space heaters of any kind
Any items prohibited by state or federal laws
*Except for religious purposes only in designated areas as outlined in the Residential Life Community Standards.
Possession of any items listed above violates the Residential Life Community Standards and/or the Code of Student Conduct and will result in disciplinary action.